Sunday, January 6, 2013

Swim Meet Slated Here At 4 Tuesday, March 21, 1960

1960 Leesburg High School Boys and Girls Swimming Teams

Sports Staff
Daily Commercial
Monday, March 21, 1960

Leesburg's first competitive swimming meet of the new season has been scheduled at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Venetian Gardens.

Coach Tom Blake said Leesburg High School boys and girls will meet Ocala, while the girls have an additional match with Seabreeze, of Daytona Beach.

Friday's scheduled match with Coca was called off because of the rain, but Coach Blake says it is possible it will be re-set for a later date.

"We have a full schedule" he said, "but I hope we can work it out to have Cocoa here later."

1960 Leesburg High School Yellow Jackets Boys and Girls Swimming Teams

1960 Leesburg High School Yellow Jackets Boys and Girls Swimming Teams

FIRST ROW: Beth Ann Dawkins, Bettye Lee Jessup, Barbara Barnett, Ginger Chamings, Priscilla Welch, Candy Stewart, Anne Potter, Jo Ann Kessler, Carole Stone, Kathy Boyd.

SECOND ROW: Alice Hilbert, Mary Lou Dooley; Vickie Busby, Lynn Miller, Judy Huntt, Dee Scheer, Joyce Young, Sherry Turner, Jill Buckley, Barbara Riddle, Margaret Lukens, Patsy Morris.

THIRD ROW: Sharon Brock, Kay King, Sandra Smith, Coy Carson, Nita Graham, Pat Norris, Paige Brown, Penny Ash, Pat Wolcott, Barbara Warren, Sandra Weihe, Coach Tom Blake.

FOURTH ROW:  Terry Stephenson, Ronnie Young, Bobby Clements, Robert Lowery, Scott Carson, David Riddle, Chip Bridges, Bill Bozeman, Leon Sumners, Dozier Griffith, John O'Kelly.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jackets In College: Charles Sellar Naval Academy, March 16, 1950

Navy Swimmer In Eastern Championships

By Sports Staff
Leesburg Commercial/Ledger
March 16, 1950

Charles Sellar of Leesburg is a member of the Naval Academy swimming team which will take part in the Eastern Intercollegiate Championships, March 17-18 at Annapolis. Midshipmen Sellar, a first-classman at the Academy participates in the distance events. He is son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Sellar.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

All County Swim Teams, December 17, 2000

School/Grade: Leesburg, Jr.
Event: 200-yard freesytle.

Time: 1:48.31.
The buzz: He had the fastest time in Lake County in the event this year and swam a personal best at the Class 2A Florida High School Swimming and Diving Championships to place 10th overall. In addition, he also was one of the county's most versatile performers, finishing in the top three in the honor roll in four other events.

School/Grade: Eustis, So.
Event: 200-yard individual medley.
Time: 2:24.64.
The buzz: A swimmer who quietly came into the season, started making some noise early on and went on to qualify for the Class A state championships, where he finished 35th in an extremely competitive field and posted a career best time.

School/Grade: Umatilla, So.
Event: 50-yard freestyle
Time: 21.82
The buzz: Stoneking could easily be named to the Lake Sentinel's first-team in just about any event. He had the fastest times in every individual event in Lake County with the exception of the 200 free, where he was the second fastest behind Richardson.

School/Grade: Leesburg, So.
Event: 100-yard butterfly
Time: 1:09.21.
The buzz: Morris is a swimmer who appears to have a bright future for the Yellow Jackets. He was a consistent contributor for the team this season. He swam in and placed among the area's top six in the 200 free, 200 I.M., 50 free, 100 free and 500 free along with the 100 fly.

School/Grade: Eustis, Jr.
Event: 100-yard freestyle.
Time: 54.64.
The buzz: Steverson, the son of Eustis swim coach Janie Roth-Langholz, transferred from Umatilla to Eustis this year and came into his own this season, and established himself as one of the area's top sprint freestyle specialists.

School/Grade: South Lake, Fr.
Event: 500-yard freestyle.
Time: 5:03.02
The buzz: Wells comes from a swimming family and has been regarded as one of the area's top swimmers in the Lake County Aquatics club team, which is coached by his father, Billy Wells. In addition to posting the area's second fastest time in the 500 free, he also was second in the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly.

School/Grade: Leesburg, Jr.
Event: 100-yard backstroke.
Time: 1:12.92.
The buzz: Mohnackey was a vaulable member of Leesburg's swim team, proving to be one of the area's top distance freestyle swimmers and also swam one of the legs on the county's fastest 400-yard freestyle relay team.

School/Grade: Leesburg, Jr.
Event: 100-year breaststroke
Time: 1:17.32
The buzz: Close was another swimmer who Leesburg Coach Rene James could use in any of the relay events, plus count on him to swim well in a couple of individual events like the breaststroke and the 50 free.

200-yard medley relay: Umatilla (Justin Parlow, Jr.; Austin Mansfield, Jr., Bobby Stoneking, So.; Jonathan Bryan, Jr.) 1:58.66.
200-yard freestyle relay: Leesburg (Tyler Morris, So.; John Close, Jr.; Alex Johnson, Jr.; Brian Richardson, Jr.) 1:37.37.
400-yard freestyle relay: Leesburg (Tyler Morris, So.; Nick Mohnackey, Jr.; John Close, Jr.; Brian Richardson, Jr.), 3:38.47.

HONORABLE MENTION: Eustis -- Jeremy Markley, So.; Josh Carpenter, Fr. Leesburg -- Brandyn Streeter, Jr. South Lake -- Dylan Bronson, Sr.; Dane Sit, Jr.; David Ricklick, Sr.; Kevin Phelps, Fr. Tavares -- Kyle Carter, Jr.; Anthony Ward, So. Umatilla -- Blake Merrill, Jr.

School/Grade: Umatilla, Fr.
Event: 200-yard freestyle.
Time: 2:16.73
The buzz: Another of the talented young, but not inexperienced, swimmers in Lake County. Bakich may be in her first year in high school, but is a veteran of club swim meets, and that experience showed as she swam several different strokes.

School/Grade: Leesburg, Fr.
Event: 200-yard individual medley.
Time: 2:15.77.
The buzz: Work could have been selected to the first-team in either of two events. Swimming in her first high school state meet, she placed 11th in the I.M. and was sixth in the 100 breaststroke and also swam on two of the counties' fastest relay teams.

School/Grade: Leesburg, Fr.
Event: 50-yard freestyle.
Time: 24.72.
The buzz: The sister of Tanya Felton, who established a school record in almost every individual event when she was at Leesburg and now swims at the University of Tennessee, got her high school career off to a great start. She had the fastest time in the county in the event and placed seventh at state.

School/Grade: Eustis, Fr.
Event: 100-yard butterfly.
Time: 1:05.56.
The buzz: Another in the talented group of freshmen who dominated area high school swimming this season. In addition to being one of the area's top swimmers in the fly, she also placed 17th at the state meet in the individual medley.

School/Grade: Leesburg, Sr.
Event: 100-yard freestyle.
Time: 57.52.

The buzz: Esguerra established herself as one of the county's top sprint freestylers early on in her career at Umatilla and then transferred to Leesburg two years ago, where she continued to be one of the best. She was invaluable to Leesburg on the freestyle relay teams and also had an 18th-place finish in the 50 freestyle at state.

School/Grade: Leesburg, Sr.
Event: 500-yard freestyle.
 Time: 5:01.94.
The buzz: The career of one of the top female swimmers in Lake high school swimming history came to an end at the Class 2A state meet with an impressive performance. Leach finished third in the 500 freestyle and was ninth in the 200 free. She also anchored the county's fastest 200 and 400 free relay teams.

School/Grade: Eustis, So.
Event: 100-yard backstroke.
Time: 1:03.55.
The buzz: Bird was undefeated during the regular season and set Mid-Florida Swim Conference and Eustis school records in the 200 free, 50 free, and 100 free, as well as in the 100 back. She also placed 24th at the state meet in the 100 back and was 15th in the 50 free.

School/Grade: Eustis, So.
Event: 100-yard breaststroke.
Time: 1:19.42.
The buzz: One of the top swimmers on the Eustis team for the past two years, she was among the swimmers who qualified for state on both Eustis' 200 medley and 200 free relay teams and also placed 37th in the 200 freestyle.

200-yard medley relay: Leesburg (Rebeccah Work, Fr.; Angie Leach, Sr.; Tiffany Felton, Fr.; Candice Esguerra, Sr.), 1:56.94.

200-yard freestyle relay: Leesburg (Tiffany Felton, Fr.; Candice Esguerra, Sr.; Kacie Watson, Jr.; Angie Leach, Sr.), 1:41.71.

400-yard freestyle relay: Leesburg (Tiffany Felton, Fr.; Candice Esguerra, So.; Rebeccah Work, Fr.; Angie Leach, Sr.), 3:43.70.

HONORABLE MENTION: Eustis -- Ashleigh Haydu, Sr.; Lauren Belanger, Jr.; Kerilyn Oakes, So.; Jenny Keene, Jr.; Beckey Keene, Jr. Leesburg -- Heather Esguerra, Fr.; Zoanna Barley, Fr.; Jordan McDonough, Fr.; Kim Marshall, So.; Holly Schack, So. Mount Dora -- Christy Pepper, So. South Lake -- Taylor Zentmeyer, Jr.; Kara Holley, So. Tavares -- Haley Lanier, Fr. Umatilla -- Lindsay Bisceglia, So.; Morgan Shipes, So.

Leesburg High School
The buzz: For the second year in a row, her Leesburg girls swimming team rolled through the regular season unbeaten and also won the Mid-Florida Swim Conference championship and the Class 2A, District 3 title. It then went on to the best finish in school history in a state meet, placing fifth in the team standings, only one point behind fourth-place Satellite High School. Leesburg's boys had one of their best seasons in recent history and the team is stocked with talented underclassmen who should make the team even stronger next season.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Jackets Stop Umatilla 60-33, September 18, 2002

By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
September 18, 2002

UMATILLA - The Jackets pick up a win over Umatilla 60-33 on Tuesday. Leesburg swimmers proved to be too much for the Bulldogs with outstanding performances from Daniel Brandeburg, Dart Luce-Edwards, Arnie Gasco and Tyler Morris, each of whom won several individual events.

Brandeburg, Edwards, Gasco and Morris also won the 200-Medley relay as well as the 400 Freestyle relay.

Leesburg will host Groveland South Lake High School Thursday at 3:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Jackets Win Opening Meet, September 5, 2003

By Gerald Lacey
Staff Writer
Carver Heights Quarterback Club
September 5, 2003

TAVARES - Leesburg (1-0) opened the 2003 season with a 100-57 win over the Tavares Bulldogs in Tavares Thursday. Dart Luce-Edwards and Daniel Roberts led the Yellow Jackets with two wins each.


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